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HAN to take Tourism Forum to the north

HAN to take Tourism Forum to the north

In the run-up of National Heritage Week and Tourism week in September, the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) will host a Tourism Forum at the Namibia Lodge 2000 just outside Oshakati on 19 August.

According to HAN CEO Gitta Paetzold this week the event will focus on debates and information exchange on ways to develop tourism in the ‘4-O regions’.

This one day event is aimed not only at HAN members and accommodation providers, but all people interested in tourism are welcome to join in discussions on how the local tourism engine works and what can be done to expand the current tourism routes to roll into the regions of Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena and Oshikoto,” she added.

Paetzold said that much of the cultural heritage lies untapped in some of Namibia’s Far North, which may be the reason why tourism routes to those regions have not yet been developed and marketed.

As representative of Namibian tourism hospitality sector, HAN see it as its duty to host this event, but is delighted to confirm, that key stakeholders from the tourism sector will join to give input and insight into the operations in Namibia,” she added.

According to her the event is free of charge, and an unlimited number of people can attend, in the spirit of “tourism is everyone’s business”!

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Tour and Safari Association as well as the Federation of Tourism Associations will also join the HAN Chairman and his Executive at the event and bring forth their contribution at the forum.

Caption: Paetzold said that anyone keen to be part of the event is requested to register with the Hospitality of Namibia before Thursday, 17 August , either by email or phone.

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